The fall of the daily paper: Mainstream media loses readers, ad revenues as internet takes over
by: J. D. Heyes
Friday, August 09, 2013
The decline and fall of traditional mainstream daily newspapers and monthly magazines is continuing unabated, as demonstrated by a spate of bad news that has recently beset some of the biggest names in the industry. The reasons for print journalism’s downfall are clear, if not easily accepted among the industry’s stalwart defenders: The mainstream media is no longer “mainstream.”
Run by editors and publishers with extreme biases, Americans in the digital age have had enough of the agendas, lies and omissions. They have tossed aside the daily print and turned instead to the internet for the lion’s share of the news they digest. This is verifiable; traditional print’s falling circulation figures and advertising dollars tell the truth very clearly.
But also, as Natural News has proven, the internet is home to niche publications, where Americans who are shopping for a particular kind of news product can find exactly what it is they are looking for.
None of this is good for the traditional press. Let’s examine a few of the most recent (bad news) developments that are shaking the traditional Fourth Estate to its core.
The Washington Post